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Plenary Speakers

Javier Montero (Spain)

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Javier Montero Javier Montero is Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics and Operational Research, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Complutense University since 1982. He is author of more than 60 research papers in refereed journals such as Approximate Reasoning, European Journal of Operational Research, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, General Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Intelligent Systems, Journal of Algorithms, Kybernetes, Mathware and Soft Computing, New Mathematics and Natural Computation, Omega, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Remote Sensing, and Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, plus more than 60 refereed papers as book chapters. His research interests are in Preference Representation, Multicriteria Decision Making, Group Decision Making, System Reliability Theory and Classification problems, mainly viewed as application of Fuzzy Sets Theory.

Didier Dubois (France)

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Didier Dubois Didier Dubois is a Research Advisor at IRIT, the Computer Science Department of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France and belongs to the French National Centre for Scientific Resarch (CNRS). He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from ENSAE, Toulouse (1977), a Doctorat d'Etat from Grenoble University (1983) and an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium (1997). He is the co-author, with Henri Prade, of two books on fuzzy sets and possibility theory, and 12 edited volumes on uncertain reasoning and fuzzy sets. Also with Henri Prade, he coordinated the HANDBOOK of FUZZY SETS series published by Kluwer (7 volumes, 1998-2000, 2 of which he co-edited). It includes the book Fundamentals of Fuzzy Sets , edited again with H. Prade (Kluwer, Boston, 2000). He has contributed about 200 technical journal papers on uncertainty theories and applications. In 2002 he received the Pioneer Award of the IEEE Neural Network Society.
Since January 1, 1999, he has been co-Editor-in -Chief of Fuzzy Sets and Systems. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, of which he is now an Advisory Editor. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several technical journals, such as the International Journal on Approximate Reasoning, and Information Sciences among others.
He is a former president of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (1995-1997). His topics of interest range from Artificial Intelligence to Operations Research and Decision Sciences, with emphasis on the modelling, representation and processing of imprecise and uncertain information in reasoning, problem-solving tasks and risk analysis.

Francisco Chiclana (United Kingdom)

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Francisco Chiclana Francisco Chiclana received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, both from the University of Granada (Spain) in 1989 and 2000, respectively.
In August 2003, he joined the Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) Research Group at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Since August 2006, he is a Principal Lecturer and currently holds a Readership in Computational Intelligence. He has published in international journals such as: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part A/Part B); European Journal of Operational Research; Fuzzy Sets and Systems; International Journal of Intelligent Systems; Information Sciences; and International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge Based Systems. He serves as member of the editorial board of The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal.
His research interests include fuzzy preference modelling, decision making problems with heterogeneous fuzzy information, decision support systems, the consensus reaching process, recommender systems, social networks, modelling situations with missing/incomplete information, rationality/consistency and aggregation of information.
Dr Chiclana's PhD thesis "The Integration of Different Fuzzy Preference Structures in Decision Making Problems with Multiple Experts" received the Outstanding Award on a PhD in Mathematics for the academic year 1999/2000 from the University of Granada. Dr Chiclana is classed as one of the "Most Cited Scientists in Engineering" in the ISI Web of Science - Essential Science Indicators, i.e. he is in the top 1% of most cited scientists in the field of Engineering, ranked at position 3466 out of a total 6403. Two of his papers are classed as highly cited as well, being therefore amongst the top 1% of most cited papers in its field (updated 31/12/2008).

Eyke Hüllermeier (Germany)

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Eyke Hüllermeier Eyke Hüllermeier is with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Marburg University (Germany), where he holds an appointment as a full professor and heads the Knowledge Engineering and Bioinformatics Lab. He holds M.Sc. degrees in mathematics and business computing, a Ph.D. in computer science, and a Habilitation degree, all from the University of Paderborn (Germany). His research interests are focused on machine learning and data mining, fuzzy set theory, uncertainty and approximate reasoning, and applications in bioinformatics. He has published more than 100 research papers on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and major international conferences. He is a Member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and a board member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT). He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Fuzzy Sets and Systems and Soft Computing. Moreover, he is a coordinator of the EUSFLAT working group on Learning and Data Mining, and the head of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Machine Learning.

József Dombi (Hungary)

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József Dombi József Dombi’s degrees earned: József Attila University of Szeged. Academic degrees: University doctor's degree (1977, Summa cum laude), Candidate in mathematical studies (1994, CSc, Title of dissertation: Fuzzy sets' structure in the aspect of multicriteria decision aid.). Visiting positions: Leningrad (1971, 6 months training), Leipzig (1974, 6 months programming training), Bukarest (1978, 1 month study), DAAD Scholarship, Aachen (1978, 12 months), Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, Aachen (1986, 12 months), European Scholarship, England, Bristol (1987, 3 months), Academic student exchange (Paris 2, Helsinki 1, Turku 2, Tampere 1 time(s)), CEEPUS guest professor scholarship, Linz (2000, 1 month), CEEPUS guest professor scholarship, Klagenfurt (2008, 1 month). Awards: 1991. supervisor master award, 1997. Pro Sciencia awarded student, 1998. László Kalmár award on computer science, for the results on it's applications, in 1997 DataScope won IT award in Brussels, won the Best Software of the Year award in 1999 at COMDEX, Las Vegas. Editorial membership: editorial board member of the Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences magazine until 1997, editorial board member of the International Journal of Systems Sciences. Membership in international organizations: IFSA (International Fuzzy System Association), Member of European COST Action on Multicriteria Decision Making, ESIGMA (European Special Interest Group on Multicriteria Analysis), European Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aid, MTA Public Body (Operational Research), MOT (Hungarian Association of Operational Research), Hungarian Humboldt Association. Business: 1993. founder and head of Cygron Research Ltd., 1998. the fusion of Cygron and Mindmaker corps, 2000. januray-june scientific consultant of Mindmaker Ltd., 2002. founder and head of Dopti Ltd. Research interest: computational intelligence, theory of fuzzy sets, multicriteria decision making, genetic and evolutional algorithms, operation research.

Enric Trillas (Spain)

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Enric Trillas Dr. Enric Trillas got a Ph.D on Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Became Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia in 1974. In 1989 moved to the Technical University of Madrid, where he was Professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence until September 2006. Formerly, and among other positions, he was Vice-Rector of the Technical University of Catalonia, President of the High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Director General of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Secretary General of the National Plan for Scientific and Technological Research, and Chairman of the company Aerospace Engineering and Services (INSA). Other than several distinctions and medals, he is Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), got the Fuzzy Pioneers Award of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies, an the Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has published over two hundred papers in Journals, Conference's Proceedings, and editor's books, as well as several books. His current research interests are, Fundamentals of Fuzzy Set Theories, and Fuzzy Logic, Methods of reasoning: conjectures, hypotheses and consequences.

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